The number of bushfires across the state has again prompted health authorities to warn people with lung or heart conditions to take extra precautions.
The state manager of Environmental Health Services, Stuart Heggie, said heavy smoke may again affect the greater Hobart area depending on the prevailing wind direction.
He said other fires around Tasmania may also result in smoke posing a risk to people.
"Smoke levels such as those in Hobart on Saturday evening may cause symptoms in some people - particles in the smoke may worsen symptoms of conditions such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and heart disease," Mr Heggie said.
"Those most at risk from smoke are infants, people over 65 years and particularly those with lung or heart conditions."
Mr Heggie said when it is smoky, people with lung or heart conditions should:
- limit the time they spend outdoors breathing smoky air
- avoid strenuous physical activity outdoors
- stay indoors and close windows and doors, unless it becomes too hot indoors
- switch air conditioners to 'recycle' or 'recirculate', if possible
- take their regular medication, including asthma 'preventers'.
For more information about smoke levels in your area visit the Department of Health and Human Services smoke alert monitoring system at www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/alerts/air